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Vicki Payne - Adrenalin Junkie

Queenstown

sunny 31 °C
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Queenstown is great!! We spent a couple of days here and got into the spirit of things by drinking the local brew Montieths and jumping off mountains - but not in that order!
The first thing we did when we arrived in Queenstown was ride the cable car to the top of mountain overlooking the city and the lake. The weather was stunning, with clear blue skies and warm sunshine, we were very glad of this after the last few days heavy rain.

At the top of the mountain there was a viewing point, a Luge (go kart / tabogan), bungy jump and paragliding. The luge was a lot of fun and Gary enjoyed pretending to be Lewis Hamilton and taking the racing line, he'd been practising in the camper van on the roads of New Zealand, and directed Vicki's camera work.

When Gary saw the Paragliders jumping from the top of the mountain and jokingly suggested we had a go, he was completely surprised when Vicki agreed! It was amazing and something that both of us have named within our top moments in New Zealand.

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Look for Gary in the top right of this picture
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We also have some video footage which we'll share with you when we're back.

Posted by GPonder76 15:59 Archived in New Zealand Tagged tourist_sites

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